TBBA Member Networking Evenings

We host monthly Networking evenings for our members, hosted and supported by our Platinum Sponsors and our Principal Sponsor, Regatta Bar & Eatery.

These events are hugely popular with up to 150 of our members attending and we have been lucky enough to secure some fantastic guest speakers in the past.

2020 Events & Speakers:

February – Speaker: David Norman, Chief Economist at Auckland Council, and Lisa Spasic from Auckland Council, providing an update on the Hurstmere Rd project. Sponsor and host venue: BNZ.

April – WEBINAR with NZIE about Content Marketing during lockdown.

April – WEBINAR with Firefly about Search Engine Optimisation.

July – Speaker: Deloitte Private panel, featuring: Diane Hurford from Brolly Sheets, Jenny Joblin from Federation and Nick Brown from Cook & Nelson. Sponsor: Deloitte Private. Host venue: The Elephant Wrestler.

July Business Seminar – Speaker: Jared Grib from Firefly. Host venue: BizDojo Takapuna.

July – Speaker: Chris Dibble from Colliers International. Sponsor and Host venue: BizDojo Takapuna.


2019 Events & Speakers:

February – Speaker: Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist. Sponsor and host venue: BNZ.

March Retailers Evening – Speaker: Professor Jonathan Elms, Retail and Business Management at Massey University. Sponsored: Massey University. Host venue: BizDojo Takapuna.

March – Speaker: Chris Dibble from Colliers International. Sponsor: Canon. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery.

April – Speaker: Ping Morgan, EuroVintage. Sponsor: Crombie Lockwood. Host venue: The Elephant Wrestler.

May – Speaker: Gordon Gibbons, NZ Rugby League. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery.

June – Speaker: Aidan Benett, Channel Magazine. Sponsor: Benefitz. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery.

July – Speaker: Deloitte Fast 50 Panel, featuring: Richard Conway of Pure SEO and Gareth Berry of Unleashed, hosted by Bill Hale of Deloitte Private. Sponsor: Deloitte Private. Host venue: Franc’s Bar & Diner.

August Business Workshop – Speaker: Emily Cordwell from NZIE – Social Media for Business. Sponsor and Host Venue: NZIE.

August – Speaker: Ben Whittingham, Vision PT. Sponsor and Host venue: House of Travel Takapuna.

October – Speaker: Andrew Kelleher from JMI Wealth. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery.

November – Speaker: Hady Wenham, Managing Director of Forme Spa and Wellbeing. Sponsors: Auckland Live and Auckland Conventions. Host venue: Bruce Mason Centre.


2018 Events & Speakers:

February – Speaker: Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist. Sponsor and Host venue: BNZ.

March – Speaker: Crombie Lockwood, updates on the state of insurance and the things you need to know as a business owner/manager to make sure you get the best coverage for your needs, as well as Tuatara Ambassador discussing the current trends in the craft beer industry. Sponsor: Crombie Lockwood. Host venue: The Elephant Wrestler.

April – Speaker: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff. Sponsor: NZIE. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery.

May – Speaker, Sponsor and Host venue: Andy Thompson of House of Travel Takapuna.

June Retailers Evening – Speaker: Dr. John Murray of the Centre for Advanced Retail Studies at Massey University. Host venue: BizDojo Takapuna.

June – Speaker: Deloitte Fast 50 Panel cosisting of Chris Leonard of SnapComms, Adam Johanson of Barber Shop Co, and Paul Trotter of HipGroup, moderated by Bill Hale (Deloitte). Sponsor: Deloitte Private. Host venue: Franc’s Bar & Diner.

July – Speaker: Auckland Council’s Chief Economist David Norman. Sponsor: Canon. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery.

August – Speaker: Aidan Bennett, Benefitz and Channel Magazine. Sponsor: Benefitz. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery.

October – Speaker: Robbie Macrae, Director, Auckland Live and Auckland Conventions and entertainment from cast members from Amici Production’s Mamma Mia and Sister Act. Sponsors: Auckland Live and Auckland Conventions. Host venue: Bruce Mason Centre.

November: Speaker – Unlock Takapuna and Hurstmere Rd upgrade project team. Sponsor and Host venue: The Elephant Wrestler.


2017 Events & Speakers:

February – Speaker: Tony Alexander, BNZ Chief Economist. Sponsor and Host venue: BNZ

March – Speaker: Mark Jones, Head of Crombie Lockwood’s Financial & Professional Risks division, specialised in Cyber Liability and Risk Management. Sponsor: Crombie Lockwood. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery

April – Speaker: Aidan Bennett, Benefitz and Channel Magazine; Kate Cumberpatch and Jenny Larking, Panuku Development Auckland. Sponsor: Benefitz. Host venue: BizDojo Takapuna

May (Retailers Evening) – Speaker: Professor Jonathan Elms, Massey University Centre for Advanced Retail Studies. Host venue: Bruce Mason Centre

May – Speaker: Paul Dymond, Wendy Wu Tours. Sponsor: House of Travel Takapuna. Host venue: Regatta Bar & Eatery

June – Speakers: Mark Talbot, Deloitte Private/Fast 50 (Moderator of panel discussion and Q&A session), Sophie Gilmour, Bird on a Wire, Gareth Berry – Unleashed Software, Chris Leonard – SnapComms. Sponsor: Deloitte Private. Host venue: BizDojo Takapuna

July – Speaker: David Norman, Auckland Council Chief Economist. Sponsor and Host venue: Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna

September – Stand-up dégustation featuring Fortieth and Hurstmere eateries: Bird On A Wire, Dante’s Pizzeria, El Húmero, Bluebells Cakery, Poké Poké, Burger Burger and Fish Fish. Entertainment: Jazz Trio WD40 Sponsor and Host venue: Fortieth and Hurstmere

October (Retailers Evening) – Speaker: Professor Jonathan Elms, Massey University and Professor Kim Cassidy, Nottingham Trent University. Host venue: Bruce Mason Centre

December – Speaker: Caitlyn Taylor, Shore City resident stylist. Entertainment: The Heart & Soul Band Collective. Sponsor and Host venue: Shore City


2016 Events & Speakers:

February – Speaker: Tony Alexander, BNZ Economic Commentaries. Sponsor: BNZ

March – Speaker: Leo and Grant, My Business Plus Australia. Sponsor: Property3D

April – Speaker: Paul Ottoway. Sponsor: House of Travel Takapuna

May – Speaker: Kirsten Andrews, Panuku Development Auckland. Sponsor: Crowe Horwath

June – Speaker: Sophia Gilmour, Bird on a Wire; Kevin Morris, Dante’s Pizzeria. Sponsor: Fortieth and Hurstmere

July – Speaker: Cam Calkoen. Sponsor: Benefitz

August – Speaker: Lesley Simpson, NZ Movie Lady. Sponsor: Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna

October – Speaker: Caitlyn Taylor, Shore City resident stylist. Sponsor: Shore City

December – Entertainment: Magician Brent McLeod, Jazz Trio WD40, Sponsor: Continental Cars BMW